Disney Vacation Club has released new restrictions on resales of their properties which will take effect on January 19, 2019. The restriction essentially means that if you purchase a contract on the resale market after this date, you will not be eligible to exchange your points at any new resorts built by Disney unless you use a third-party exchange company such as RCI. You can, however, still trade your points for stays at the original 14 resorts, including Aulani, Boardwalk Villas and Bay Lake Tower. Those who purchase future resorts on the resale market, such as the Riviera, will not be able to exchange their points for any other resort except through third-party exchanges like RCI.
Here’s what Disney has to say about the change:
Effective January 19, 2019, only Members who purchase directly from Disney will be able to use their Vacation Points at the 14 existing Disney Vacation Club Resorts AND all future Disney Vacation Club Resorts—such as Disney’s Riviera Resort or Reflections – A Disney Lakeside Lodge. Resale contracts purchased for the existing 14 Disney Vacation Club Resorts will only be able to exchange Points into the current 14 Resorts.
This change does not apply to contracts purchased prior to January 19, 2019. Contracts gifted to family members will continue to have the same Resort access as before the ownership transfer.
The eligibility rules for Membership Extras and RCI access remain unchanged.
This creates urgency for consumers looking to purchase DVC contracts. The best time to buy discounted DVC points on the resale market is now, before the changes take effect on January 19.
We cannot stress enough: time is of the essence! Browse through our selection of DVC timeshare properties or simply contact one of our licensed real estate agents today.
Why Do I Need to Buy DVC Now?
Disney Vacation Club properties sell quickly under typical circumstances. This new development. creates a sense of urgency in consumers looking to purchase Disney Points and have seamless access to the entire portfolio of DVC resorts. Many potential owners are now weighing their options. Disney seems to always outdo themselves with each new resort they build. If you are a potential DVC buyer and wait until after the January 19 date, you run the risk of missing out on much of the flexibility awarded to current owners who can exchange their points for stays at any DVC resort, including future properties.
For the best bang for your buck, make sure to purchase your DVC property as soon as possible.
Whether you want to buy or sell Disney Vacation Club properties, give us a call today!
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